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Residential Conveyancer


BARCAN AND KIRBY
Salary: Dependent on Experience
Company benefits: Pension scheme
Location: Bristol
Job type: Permanent
Job sector: Private Practice
Experience: PQE 2, PQE 3, PQE 4, PQE 5
Contact: HR and Recruitment Team
Sector: Residential Conveyancing
Category: Solicitor Jobs
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Barcan+Kirby are seeking two experienced residential conveyancers to join our growing firm in Bristol, full or part time working considered.

Barcan+Kirby is a 17-partner firm of solicitors with a reputation for providing high quality, common sense advice. We offer a comprehensive range of legal services supported by our culture of respect and understanding.

From our six offices located across Bristol and South Gloucestershire, our friendly and approachable teams provide advice and guidance to both individuals and businesses within the South West and nationwide.

Key Responsibilities

To undertake fee earning work for the firm on behalf of clients in residential conveyancing and related areas. In particular:

  • Interviewing clients, taking instructions, keeping detailed file notes of instructions received and of advice given and of any other attendances upon clients and other parties
  • Maintaining file check lists
  • At all times to exercise high standards of client care in a professional and pleasant manner
  • Assessing quality of work undertaken
  • Issuing ‘client care letters’
  • Taking forward matters including drafting or considering contract packages
  • Raising enquiries
  • Submitting all appropriate searches
  • Conducting exchanges of contract
  • Agreeing form of transfer deeds and raising requisitions
  • Completing matters on schedule
  • Advising clients as to the progress of matters and incidence of costs periodically throughout matters
  • Checking and signing files prior to closure
  • Dealing with fax, email and telephone communications promptly
  • Maintaining an adequate and up to date knowledge of the law and practice
  • Checking all draft documents
  • Signing of post
  • Giving undertakings in the approved form in conveyancing matters
  • Compliance with the procedures in the Office Manual
  • Notification to partner as to any complaints received in respect of work undertaken and assistance in resolving any such complaint
  • Management of support services for which you are responsible
  • Participation in marketing activities whether on a firm-wide, departmental or office basis
  • Financial control with particular regard to cash flow control through collection of monies on account and billing procedures
  • Ensuring the confidentiality and security of all of the firm’s and clients’ documentation and information
  • Participate in team, departmental and office meetings
  • Maintain an adequate and up to date knowledge of the law and practice

Accounts procedures, including:

  • Preparation of bills of costs, completion statements, exchanging contracts and obtaining the approval of Accounts of all bills prepared
  • Obtaining payment on account from clients
  • Requesting cheques
  • Obtaining partner’s signature on cheques
  • Preparing written requests for bankers drafts
  • Notifying Accounts of department incoming telegraphic transfers
  • Making request for telegraphic transfers (and if so authorised TTs for the firm)
  • Preparing written request for telegraphic transfer for authorisation
  • Counting money received from clients as payments in
  • Requesting transfer of money between client accounts
  • Requesting transfer of money between client and office account
  • Referring amendments to cheques and bills to partners for approval and dealing with the formalities for such amendment
  • Perusing monthly print outs and taking the required action including ensuring that all client money is placed on deposit when required
  • Attending monthly review meetings to report on outstanding bills and disbursements as requested
  • Any other reasonable duties as directed by your manager

Knowledge and Experience

Essential

  • Previous experience as a Residential conveyancer is essential for this role
  • IT literate and confident using and adapting to new systems and processes
  • Marketing skills: knowledge and experience of social media and networking as a business development tool

Desirable

  • Experience of the Bristol market
  • Experience of marketing with local agents

We offer all staff a comprehensive benefits package that includes:

  • 25 days holiday (increasing to 28)
  • Holiday purchase scheme available – up to 5 days (pro-rata for part-time staff)
  • Personal pension plan – matched contribution of 4.5%
  • Death in service benefit of 4x salary
  • Discretionary profit and performance-related bonus
  • Discounted legal services
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Season ticket loans and Cycle to Work scheme
  • Annual flu jab vouchers
  • Summer and Christmas socials
  • Long service awards – after 10 years and every 5 years thereafter

Monday to Friday 9am to 5.15pm but flexible working may be considered.

Barcan+Kirby are seeking two experienced residential conveyancers to join our growing firm in Bristol, full or part time working considered.

Barcan+Kirby is a 17-partner firm of solicitors with a reputation for providing high quality, common sense advice. We offer a comprehensive range of legal services supported by our culture of respect and understanding.

From our six offices located across Bristol and South Gloucestershire, our friendly and approachable teams provide advice and guidance to both individuals and businesses within the South West and nationwide.

Key Responsibilities

To undertake fee earning work for the firm on behalf of clients in residential conveyancing and related areas. In particular:

  • Interviewing clients, taking instructions, keeping detailed file notes of instructions received and of advice given and of any other attendances upon clients and other parties
  • Maintaining file check lists
  • At all times to exercise high standards of client care in a professional and pleasant manner
  • Assessing quality of work undertaken
  • Issuing ‘client care letters’
  • Taking forward matters including drafting or considering contract packages
  • Raising enquiries
  • Submitting all appropriate searches
  • Conducting exchanges of contract
  • Agreeing form of transfer deeds and raising requisitions
  • Completing matters on schedule
  • Advising clients as to the progress of matters and incidence of costs periodically throughout matters
  • Checking and signing files prior to closure
  • Dealing with fax, email and telephone communications promptly
  • Maintaining an adequate and up to date knowledge of the law and practice
  • Checking all draft documents
  • Signing of post
  • Giving undertakings in the approved form in conveyancing matters
  • Compliance with the procedures in the Office Manual
  • Notification to partner as to any complaints received in respect of work undertaken and assistance in resolving any such complaint
  • Management of support services for which you are responsible
  • Participation in marketing activities whether on a firm-wide, departmental or office basis
  • Financial control with particular regard to cash flow control through collection of monies on account and billing procedures
  • Ensuring the confidentiality and security of all of the firm’s and clients’ documentation and information
  • Participate in team, departmental and office meetings
  • Maintain an adequate and up to date knowledge of the law and practice

Accounts procedures, including:

  • Preparation of bills of costs, completion statements, exchanging contracts and obtaining the approval of Accounts of all bills prepared
  • Obtaining payment on account from clients
  • Requesting cheques
  • Obtaining partner’s signature on cheques
  • Preparing written requests for bankers drafts
  • Notifying Accounts of department incoming telegraphic transfers
  • Making request for telegraphic transfers (and if so authorised TTs for the firm)
  • Preparing written request for telegraphic transfer for authorisation
  • Counting money received from clients as payments in
  • Requesting transfer of money between client accounts
  • Requesting transfer of money between client and office account
  • Referring amendments to cheques and bills to partners for approval and dealing with the formalities for such amendment
  • Perusing monthly print outs and taking the required action including ensuring that all client money is placed on deposit when required
  • Attending monthly review meetings to report on outstanding bills and disbursements as requested
  • Any other reasonable duties as directed by your manager

Knowledge and Experience

Essential

  • Previous experience as a Residential conveyancer is essential for this role
  • IT literate and confident using and adapting to new systems and processes
  • Marketing skills: knowledge and experience of social media and networking as a business development tool

Desirable

  • Experience of the Bristol market
  • Experience of marketing with local agents

We offer all staff a comprehensive benefits package that includes:

  • 25 days holiday (increasing to 28)
  • Holiday purchase scheme available – up to 5 days (pro-rata for part-time staff)
  • Personal pension plan – matched contribution of 4.5%
  • Death in service benefit of 4x salary
  • Discretionary profit and performance-related bonus
  • Discounted legal services
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Season ticket loans and Cycle to Work scheme
  • Annual flu jab vouchers
  • Summer and Christmas socials
  • Long service awards – after 10 years and every 5 years thereafter

Monday to Friday 9am to 5.15pm but flexible working may be considered.

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